UKRAINIAN MINISTRY OF CULTURE WARNS OF POSSIBLE BAN OF ACTIVITY OF RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION REFUSING TO CHANGE NAME
Interfax-Religiia, 18 February 2019
The Ukrainian Ministry of Culture declared that if a religious organization will not comply with the requirement of the law on change of name, its activity may be terminated by court decision.
"In accordance with part 3 of article 16 of the Ukrainian law 'On freedom of conscience and religious organizations,' in the event of violation by a religious organization that is a legal entity of provisions of this law and other legislative acts of Ukraine, its activity may be terminated by court decision," the ministry said in response to an Interfax inquiry about what procedure is foreseen in the event of noncompliance by a religious organization with requirements of the law about renaming.
The Ministry of Culture also notes that a court considers a case for terminating the activity of a religious organization by means of a lawsuit provided by the Civil Procedural Code of Ukraine, on petition from an agency authorized to carryout the registration of the charter of a specific religious organization or from a prosecutor.
On 20 December 2018, the Verkhovha Rada adopted a law requiring the Ukrainian Orthodox Church to indicate in its name its affiliation with the Russian Orthodox Church. On 22 December 2018, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed that law. (tr. by PDS, posted 18 February 2019)
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